India / Will continue to recruit gorkha jawan in army under Agneepath Scheme says center

Zoom News : Aug 25, 2022, 06:59 PM
New Delhi : India reiterated on Thursday that it will continue to recruit Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army under the Agneepath scheme. In a weekly media briefing, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi said, "We have been recruiting Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army for a long time. We look forward to continuing the recruitment of Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army under the Agneepath scheme." "

The official spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, said in a statement that the recruitment of Gorkha regiments in the Indian Army would continue under the Agneepath scheme. In fact, the Union Cabinet on June 14 had approved a recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the three services of the Armed Forces called Agneepath and the youth selected under this scheme would be known as Agneepath.

Agneepath scheme allows youth to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years. The Agneepath scheme is designed to enable a youth profile of the Armed Forces. After four years, only 25 per cent Agniveers will be retained in the regular cadre on the basis of merit, willingness and medical fitness.

Indian security will be strong

Agneepath scheme has been brought to strengthen India's security. Agniveers will be given a decent salary package and an exit retirement package after four years of service. The first four years of service under the contract are not likely to be considered for determination of final pension benefit.

Another 75 per cent 'Agnivars' retire with an exit or "service fund" package of ₹11-12 lakh partially funded by skill certificates and bank loans, along with their monthly contributions to help them in their second career. Will go

What did Bagchi say on Rohingyas?

About Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's possible visit and the issue of Rohingyas, Bagchi said, "I don't have anything to say on that, I don't have any update on that. Regarding Rohingya, the Home Ministry is a one on this. A detailed press release has been issued. At this time, we have no further information."

According to sources, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to visit New Delhi in early September. The repatriation of Rohingyas is likely to be included in her agenda during Sheikh Hasina's upcoming visit to India. Significantly, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had earlier clarified that it had not given any direction to provide EWS flats to illegal Rohingya migrants in Bakkarwala, New Delhi.